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September 10, 2008
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) -- ABC's "Good Morning America" is coming to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park next week. The national news show will broadcast from the park on Sept. 18 during its whistle-stop train tour. The tour is part of the "50 States in 50 Days" project that leads up to the November 4 presidential election. Park spokeswoman Marsha Wassel says that while the broadcast will focus more on the election, she's sure that some of the history of the park and the town will be highlighted.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 31, 2008
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - People know about the NAACP, they've probably heard of its founder, W.E.B. DuBois, but "you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who's heard of Lafayette Hershaw," said Park Ranger Kim Biggs. Hershaw was among the early civil rights activists willing to put his life and livelihood on the line for a single belief - that all people were created equal. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will pay tribute to Hershaw at a February exhibit at John Brown Museum, entitled "Pioneers for Freedom.
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by Staci Clipp | February 13, 2006
Hello! Here we are in the middle of February already! It seems as if it just started! It'll soon be time to start doing yard work already - or so it seems! Feb. 17 is National PTA Founders Day; Feb. 18 through Feb. 25 is National Future Farmers of America Week; Feb. 20 is Presidents Day and that also means for those in Washington County, there will be no school. So, don't forget to make plans for your children if you have to! Happy Valentine's Happy Valentine's Day to my husband, Richard.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 5, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - Each year during its African American History Month celebration, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park shines the spotlight on someone who made significant contributions to black history in the area and the nation. Some of those individuals were associated with Storer College, a local college that was started after the Civil War to give blacks and others a place to obtain higher education. Those recognized over the years have included J.R. Clifford, who helped found West Virginia's first black newspaper and became the state's first black attorney, and David Henry Cole, a Jefferson County native who broke racial barriers in 1954 by becoming an accountant for Washington, D.C.'s tax and finance office.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 7, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The stories behind the historic Harpers Ferry, W.Va., area could soon reach across the country if a Web-based interactive learning project for school students is a success, officials said Thursday. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park officials got the idea for the program after a similar one was launched in another part of the country to help students with math, said Catherine Bragaw, education program coordinator for the park. The students were failing math, but their grades changed dramatically after they began learning math through the Web-based interactive system, Bragaw said.
NEWS
August 8, 2006
Historical society picnic set for Wednesday CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The annual Jefferson County Historical Society picnic will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Millbrook, a historic home at 1517 Bilmyer Mill Road, west of Shepherdstown, W.Va. The home was established by the Bilmyer family in the 1700s and now is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Morrow. The picnic is free for members of the Society, but those wishing to join the group are invited to attend and pay the $15-per-family annual fee, which includes the picnic; four issues of the Guardian (the Society's quarterly newsletter)
NEWS
August 19, 2006
Thumbs up to B. Marie Byers , for her fine performance as moderator of two Washington County candidate forums this past week. For two hours each night, she kept the proceedings running smoothly and professionally, enforcing the rules in a way that gave all candidates an equal chance to be heard. Byers also spent months helping to plan the events. Thumbs up to the late W.E.B. DuBois and the late J.R. Clifford , among others, who in 1905 founded the Niagara Movement, which held its first meeting in 1906 at the campus of Storer College, now a part of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 10, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. - A planned rally Saturday in Harpers Ferry by the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan will be countered by an event sponsored by another organization whose members believe it is time to "stand up and say something" about hate and violence spreading across the country. A group of local churches has been working to launch the creation of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition and the group will sponsor an event at Bolivar Park along Washington Street from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, the same time the KKK will be holding a rally in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
NEWS
February 3, 2008
Lafayette M. Hershaw: Pioneer for Freedom HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Lafayette M. Hershaw devoted his life to making a difference in the lives of fellow African Americans. As a founding member of the Niagara Movement, he helped to shape the modern civil rights era. Opening and reception 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Second floor of John Brown Museum, Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout February. Call 304-535-6029.
NEWS
February 26, 2002
The public is invited to attend a community presentation, "The Maryland Campaign, The Niagara Movement and Options to Amend the Park's Boundary," sponsored by the National Park Service. In 2000, Congress directed the National Park Service to conduct extensive educational outreach on the Civil War and African-American history in and around Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and to explain options for amending the park's boundary in order to preserve this history. The scheduled meetings are the result of this Congressional request and will be held at the following locations and times: - Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. at C.W. Shipley Elementary School, Harpers Ferry.
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